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International History of Computing, Computing and Gender
Assistant Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology

Corinna Schlombs is Assistant Professor of History at Rochester Institute of Technology where she teaches classes in the History of Information and Communication Technologies, International Business History and Modern German History. Her research interests include the social and cultural history of computing, international and comparative history, business history and gender studies. Schlombs currently works on a book project that investigates transatlantic transfers of productivity culture and technology, including electronic computers. Schlombs received her PhD in the History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania for her dissertation “Productivity Machines: Transatlantic Transfers of Computing Technology and Culture in the Cold War.” Her research has been supported through grants by, among others, the National Science Foundation, the Adelle and Erwin Tomash Fellowship and the IEEE Fellowship in Electrical History.

History of Computing in France and in Europe
Chargé de recherche, CNRS & Paris-Sorbonne University. Chercheur associé with the Centre Alexandre Koyré

Pierre Mounier-Kuhn has published three books:

• In 2010 an analysis of the emergence of computing in French research and higher education:
L'Informatique en France, de la Seconde Guerre mondiale au Plan Calcul. L'Emergence d'une Science
(Presses de l'Université Paris-Sorbonne, 2010, 720 p.)

• In 2013 a corporate history on information technologies in a major French bank:
Mémoires Vives. 50 Ans d'Informatique chez BNP Paribas (BNP Paribas, 2013, 196 p.)

• In 2016, a global, richly illustrated History of Computing (in French in its initial version). Emmanuel Lazard & Pierre Mounier-Kuhn, Histoire illustree de l’informatique, Paris, EDP Sciences.


His main fields of interest are:
• The historical geography of computer science and the process of academic discipline building
• IT in banks
• Computer & peripheral manufacturers in France, particularly IBM, Bull, SEA, and new entrants
• Software & service companies, particularly the service bureau sector
• The development of early Air & Navy defense systems, and their influence on the French computer industry
• Governmental policies regarding computer technology and industry.
• Transnational relationships in the scientific and industrial spheres, particularly between the USA and France, within Europe and with the former communist countries.

He collects contemporary art in the form of vintage computer cards and components.

P. Mounier-Kuhn has co-organized a number of international conferences, exhibitions and publications in these fields, and published some 60 papers in French and in English. He participated in "Software for Europe", a collaborative research project within the European Science Foundation. He served in the jury of the Computer History Museum Book Prize (2010-2012).

Technology and Culture in Latin America
Fellow Researcher
Institute of Communication Research - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

I'm historian and communication researcher from Bogota, Colombia. I'm a Phd graduate student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My actual research interest is cybernetics theory and social policies in Colombia. Last year I finished a research on the history of the Systems and Computing Engineering Department at Universidad de los Andes, with professor Francisco Rueda. Nowadays in an organizer of the SHIALC (Simposio de Historia de la Informática en América Latina y el Caribe) and also a fellow research of the Learning to see Systems initiative at the Graduate School of the University of Illinois.

College of Arts & Letters, Stevens Institute of Technology

Andrew L. Russell is an associate professor of history and director of the Program in Science & Technology Studies in the College of Arts & Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He is the author of _Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and Networks_ (Cambridge University Press, 2014), co-editor (with Robin Hammerman) of _Ada's Legacy: Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age_ (ACM Press, forthcoming 2015), and author of over a dozen articles and book chapters on the history of the Bell System, the American system of voluntary standards, modular design, and the history of computer networks such as Cyclades, OSI, the Arpanet, and the Internet. At Stevens, he teaches courses on American history, the history of science and technology, business history, research and innovation policy, and social aspects of information and communication technologies. He is a graduate of Vassar College (B.A. History, 1996), the University of Colorado at Boulder (M.A. History, 2003), and the Johns Hopkins University (Ph.D. History of Science and Technology, 2007), and worked in the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project in Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government from 1997 to 1999. His research and writing has been supported by the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado, the Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota, the IEEE History Center, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. He is the Reviews Editor for IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, a member of the IEEE Computer Society History Committee, and Chair of SIGCIS, an international collective of historians of computing and information.

History and Political Economy of Technological Development
PhD Student
University of Michigan
American Studies and Design
Assistant Professor
UC Davis, American Studies

Spaces of memory and memorialization; World War II memory; notions of time and temporality; design and online culture; architecture, space, and urbanism; network infrastructures and surveillance; cartographic representations; walking practices; social space.

computer science

My primary technical area is operating systems/distributed systems, though I am also interested in social issues/impacts of (and on) computing. I take particular interest in in the variety of perspectives on what the disciplines/professions in computing--including just where the various things called "computer science" have come from.

Con Diaz
Computing and Intellectual Property
PhD Candidate
Yale University

I am a historian of science and technology with a special interest in law and public policy. My dissertation is a history of software patenting in the United States, and my current works in progress address the development of other forms of intellectual property protection for computer programs. My primary research interests stand at the intersection of the histories of technology, business, and law, but my broader interests include the history of epidemics and women, gender, and sexuality studies.

science and technology studies
Postdoc researcher
Leuphana University Lüneburg
Computer Scientist
Principal Scientist
BBN Technologies

History of network computing




European hacking history, IRC, old technologies used by innovators, cybernetics as ideology.

Automated Software Testing, Predictive Metric Evaluation
Payesh Secure Processors

The main interested field along my academic life is data analysis. although during master studies i focused on using data analysis to validate some new metrics in automated software testing.

History of Greek Software Industry
Doctoral Candidate in History of Computing Technology
University of Athens

Theodore Lekkas is a doctoral candidate at the University of Athens. He is currently working on the history of Greek software houses. A more special research interest is related to how the icon of Europe influenced the development of the Greek Software Industry.

Computing and history of computing
Associate Professor of Computer Science
University Paris-Dauphine
Internet history